Thursday, November 11, 2010

On This Veterans Day

"A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is
someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made
payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to and
including my life." - That is Honor."

We pause today to Remember those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice.
We pause today to Pray for those who have fallen, and for their families.
We pause today to Thank Every Veteran and Every Active Duty Serviceman and Servicewoman for their commitment to their Country.

Thank You!
xoxoxo, cd

The Tribute below was published today on the Facebook Page "Looking UP"...

On this Veteran's Day
... we would like to Honor our favorite veteran...
                             Our Dad, Albert Martineau.

Albert Martineau

       Dad served in WWII, as a Tail Gunner in the Army Air Corps.

On February 2, 2009, a Medal Ceremony was held in the offices of
Rep. Patrick Kennedy of RI

Rep. Patrick Kennedy pins the
Distinguished Flying Cross
onto Dad's Lapel

        Dad received these Medals for his Service:
Distinguished Flying Cross (shown, above)
Air Medal (three oak leaf clusters)
Marksmanship Badge with Carbine Bar
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Honorary Service Lapel Button
American Campaign Medal
Good Conduct Medal

We are very proud of our Dad, and of all the Veterans who have served our Country so well.
My husband, Jerry Dunn, served overseas in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict, and in the National Guard.
Our sister, Donna Amaral, served in the U.S. Air force (Aerial Photography).
Our Brother, Lenny Martineau, served overseas in the U.S. Army as an Officer and helicopter pilot.
My Brother-in-law, Johnny Dunn, served overseas in the U.S. Navy as a submariner during the Vietnam Conflict.
My Brother-in-law, David Dunn, served overseas in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.
And the countless other Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins who were in the Military.

We are incredibly fortunate that our family members "came home safely".
We weep for those who never did.

And we would like to take this opportunity to THANK  Every U.S. Veteran and Every Active Duty Member of Our Armed forces for the sacrifices made to keep us FREE.

(Some of) The Martineau Family
at Dad's Medal Award Ceremony

Many thanks, also, to my Brother Lenny, (in this photo, standing, far right) whose blog I raided to get the photos seen in this post

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